Re: Windows Server 2012 & 4D Server v17.2

2019-07-19 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Jody Bevan wrote: > I do not have access to the Windows Server Administration window (only to 4D > Server Window). 4D Server has been working fine there. A restart of the 4D > Server to put up an application update, (that works on a server in our shop) > and now

Re: Stylesheet Search?

2019-07-13 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Keisuke Miyako wrote: > stylesheets are deprecated in project mode. Are you saying in future versions of 4D that Style Sheets will no longer be supported? So what takes their place? How do you assign font, style and size to objects that supports macOS and Windows

Re: 4D v17r4 Windows Print To PDF ignoring PAGE SETUP

2019-07-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 8, 2019, at 6:43 PM, Cameron Ambrose wrote: > What about double-sided printing for Mac? I can manage that with PAGE SETUP > but I don’t see a Mac option under SET PRINT OPTION. Any ideas? I was in the > process of converting everything over to SET PRINT OPTION and now it looks > like I

Re: Quick Open Method (QOM)

2019-07-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 8, 2019, at 6:43 PM, Patrick Emanuel wrote: > thanks a lot :-) > I'm fine with commands METHOD and work a lot with them in QST. My > concern is about how you display the result inside the "Find" result dialog > from 4D application. > If it is not this, it is really realistic as

Re: Quick Open Method (QOM)

2019-07-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 8, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Patrick Emanuel wrote: > Very impressive and useful! > Great job. > > By curiosity, can you explain us the trick you use to get the result into > the search dialog? Thank you and glad you are finding it useful. The component basically uses 2 4D commands. METHOD

Quick Open Method (QOM)

2019-07-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
What do you do if you want to open a method? You have several options from the 4D Design Environment: - Go to the Explorer window, scroll to find the method name and then double-click on it. - If you have a method window open, and you see the method name you want to open in that method

Re: 4D v17r4 Windows Print To PDF ignoring PAGE SETUP

2019-07-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Jeffrey Kain wrote: > When we upgraded to v17 64-bit, the biggest thing we had to change were old > printing forms. To get them to work, I changed old reports that relied on > saved page setups to use the equivalent SET PRINT OPTION command, and it > worked in all

Re: v 17.1 potential gotcha

2019-06-26 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jun 26, 2019, at 1:38 PM, Chuck Miller wrote: > I have a form (invoice ) that I am printing 1 copy of and printing a second > copy using set print destination to create a PDF > I made the following discoveries. > > 1. The print was fine all on page as it should have been > 2. When opening

Re: issue with invisible button

2019-06-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jun 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Chuck M wrote: > Environment Mac client, 4D version 16.5 built client server and 4D standalone > > I have an invisible button with Enter as a shortcut. If I disable the button > and even if I make it invisible and then Hit enter key, the button code does > not run

Re: Open a v17 data file when Structure is unknown

2019-06-06 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jun 6, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Jörg Knebel wrote: > Has someone tried to find that “WEDD” resource in the structure and the data > file and has manipulate it already? > > I just want to prevent me going into “crazy, ridiculous amount of work and > effort” to get it done. The “WEDD” is a UUID. If

Re: Open a v17 data file when Structure is unknown

2019-06-05 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jun 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Jörg Knebel wrote: > G’day All, > > How do you retrieve data from a v17 data file when the structure is unknown? > > I tried to open it with some kind of generic structure (lots of tables with > 250 text-fields) each, like in the old days, but 4Dv17 "finds out" that

Re: Anyone using zipcodeapi

2019-06-02 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jun 2, 2019, at 2:00 PM, JOHN BAUGHMAN wrote: > Thanks Kirk. Yes after looking through the 2 I think zipcodeapi is the better > choice. I registered my app and with a simple http request already have what > I needed…. > >C_TEXT($response) >C_OBJECT($oResponse) >

Re: v17R4 infelicities

2019-05-15 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 15, 2019, at 11:04 AM, Pat Bensky wrote: > The issue with the design windows all closing was fixed in one R version > but it seems to have reappeared. I'm on R5 and it SOMETIMES (randomly) does > this. > I've submitted a bug report (99591). I’ve never used this preference. I drop in and

Re: Migrating 4D Write Pictures to 4D Write Pro Objects

2019-05-14 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 14, 2019, at 5:29 PM, John J Foster wrote: > 4D v17R4 Windows and Macintosh Stand alone and 4D Server > I do not have an old 4D Write plugin only the new 4D Write Pro > App upgraded from 4D 2012 to 4D V17 > > I am working on the final v17 conversion piece migrating older 4D Write saved >

Re: AreaList Pro Column Background Color

2019-05-13 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 13, 2019, at 9:00 AM, Armin wrote: > the ALP v9 pdf manual shows you the different options at page 127 > > for column 6 and 7 > AL_SetColumnLongProperty (eList;6;ALP_Column_BackColor;0xFFAAEECC) > AL_SetColumnLongProperty (eList;7;ALP_Column_BackColor;0xFFAAEECC) Thanks to everyone that

AreaList Pro Column Background Color

2019-05-12 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
AreaList Pro question… I have an array based area that has columns for each day of the week. I want to have the Sunday and Saturday columns show with a light gray background. I can set the background color for rows that have data, but the area is not always filled with data. So rows with no

Re: Managing 4D Server as a service

2019-05-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 11, 2019, at 2:00 PM, JOHN BAUGHMAN wrote: > Got it working. The fix was to use the Admin account in the Log On tab. That > also fixed the Xojo WebApp. The fix did take until the server machine was > restarted. I also opened 4D server and database as Administrator before > restarting

Re: Managing 4D Server as a service

2019-05-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 10, 2019, at 8:09 AM, JOHN BAUGHMAN wrote: > Tim, thank you for that most informative post. It really helps. I will be > switching my client's 4D Server to a service later this evening for the first > time. After reading your post I feel far more confident going forward. > > The client

Re: Managing 4D Server as a service

2019-05-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 9, 2019, at 2:00 PM, JOHN BAUGHMAN wrote: > I am new to this and am wondering how does one manage a 4D Server running as > a service. If, for example, the server throws an error there is no way to see > the error. I guess what I am asking is to confirm that there is no way to see > the

Re: Printing an existing PDF File in Windows 10

2019-05-06 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On May 6, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Doug Cottril wrote: > Julio & all > > That does indeed, work. However, the SW_Hide parameter does not seem to > suppress the print > dialogs. Since I actually need to print multiple documents at once, the user > does not want to > press the print button after

Re: 4D Security White Paper

2019-04-23 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Apr 23, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Ronnie Teo wrote: > Does anyone know if 4D have published any white papers relating to security > specifically for 4D versions v15 and v17? > For example, my client would like to know what is the database encryption > strength level like for the above mentioned

Re: v17 Print Settings in a form's Property List

2019-04-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Apr 10, 2019, at 1:20 PM, David Rose wrote: > So in a 64-bit environment, how do you save paper size, orientation etc. with > a form, so that PAGE SETUP ([MyTable];"MyForm") will load those settings? You might consider abandoning PAGE SETUP and instead use the SET PRINT OPTION command. It

Re: Error connecting to 4D Server

2019-04-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Apr 8, 2019, at 11:44 AM, Stephen J. Orth wrote: > What exactly are you seeing on the Clients? Is this when someone is trying > to connect and they cannot? > > If so, that is not what we are seeing. What we get are the multiple errors > that started this thread, where already connected

RE: Error connecting to 4D Server

2019-04-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Apr 8, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Allan Udy wrote: > I haven't been following this thread closely Steve, but here's something > else to keep an eye on and consider > > We too are having issues with one of our customers (with Windows merged > app server), who has been having relatively frequent

RE: Error connecting to 4D Server

2019-04-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Apr 8, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Chip Scheide wrote: > not a merged server expert - at all - BUT > 4D server does (or at least did in earlier versions) reject new client > connections during a backup. > > it is possible that 4D server is doing a backup, changing the > setting/disabling connections

Re: Printing Structure Diagram

2019-03-30 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Mar 30, 2019, at 2:00 PM, roofto...@mac.com wrote: > We are in the midst of analyzing a very old 4D application. We’d like to > print/plot/PDF a structure diagram, in all it’s glory, to hang on the wall. > It must represent all structure elements such as Tables, Fields, Relations, >

Re: Backup and journal file configurations

2019-03-25 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Mar 25, 2019, at 4:41 PM, Jim Hays wrote: > I'm having trouble understanding how to control the use of backups and > journal files. > > Here are some things we do, or want to do: > - Deployed servers have backups fully configured, with logs, recovery > settings etc. > We're doing this, and

Re: Printing a PDF document from 4D

2019-03-19 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Mar 19, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Julio Carneiro wrote: > Has anyone here had the need to print a PDF document from 4D, and found a > solution? > > I am not talking about generating a PDF from 4D. I have an existing PDF > document and I need 4D to print it for me! Exactly, user selects a PDF >

Doris Beaulieu 31 Year Anniversary at 4D

2019-03-13 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
LinkedIn sent out an email today that Doris Beaulieu has worked for 4D for 31 years, since March 1988. I’ve never known a time when she were not at 4D. Always there to greet developers and 4D Partners at every 4D Summit too. Congratulations! I hope they give her a party or something at 4D. She

Re: Dropbox Upload and Dropbox Download Methods

2019-03-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Mar 10, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Douglas von Roeder wrote: > Agree with Kirk — thanks for posting this! The place that does my ftp hosting is killing it, so I needed to find a new ftp host. Then I thought… why not use Dropbox? I’ve got a 1TB of space there that is not being used. I’m just

Dropbox Upload and Dropbox Download Methods

2019-03-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
A few weeks ago I posted a message asking if anyone had written code to upload and download files to Dropbox. Got no responses other than “the API looks like it is easy to do”. Today I spent time writing a couple of methods to allow uploading and downloading files from Dropbox with native 4D

Switching from FTP to Dropbox

2019-03-01 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
I’m considering switching from using FTP to host update files to using my Dropbox account. I’m wondering if anyone has written some 4D code that allows uploading files to Dropbox and downloading files from Dropbox. I could get by uploading files to Dropbox via the macOS Finder integration

Re: Object notation bug?

2019-02-22 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Feb 22, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Kirk Brooks wrote: > 2) if you need DIALOG just wrap it in another object. I like to use 'data'. > So you can do this: > > $obj:=New object("data";$oChildObject) > > DIALOG("myForm";$obj) > > It's simple to change the references on the form objects to >

Re: 4D And NTLMv2 & LDAP/SMB Signing

2019-02-19 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Feb 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Ronnie Teo wrote: > My user’s IT is looking into implementing the following: > > 1. Enforcing NTLMv2 authentication on all servers & PC > 2. Enabling LDAP and SMB signing on all servers and PCs > > They have asked for the following feedback : > > 1. Does 4D

Re: About World Tour 2019: Some answers (JPR)

2019-02-15 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Feb 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM, 4d_tech-requ...@lists.4d.com wrote: > [JPR] > Hi Guys, > > As usual, I've again received a lot of mails, from USA and the rest of the > World, asking me if it's important to attend the WT2019, so once again, I've > decided to do a global answer. All of the

Re: Query By Formula ([Table]) v17 Loss of Functionality

2019-01-17 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 17, 2019, at 1:57 PM, Alan Tilson wrote: > I'm not sure what you mean. The window had 2 or 3 boxes per line. The first > one seems only to allow fields to be entered. The 2nd for non-boolean > fields is the comparison box, equals, is different from, etc. The 3rd is a > value. > > This is

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2019-01-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 9, 2019, at 11:08 AM, Tom Benedict wrote: > You have clearly a lot of experience with this, and I have none, so I > probably shouldn’t have joined the thread. However, I have a long standing > interest in SSO and Authentication in general. > > What I’ve found, after working many years

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2019-01-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 8, 2019, at 6:38 AM, Robert ListMail wrote: > Right, I understand the SSO as originally explained—that was very helpful. > Yet, for testing purposes at my location (without the authentication server) > or at the client site when you might need to login as a specific user, how > might

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2019-01-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 8, 2019, at 10:36 AM, Tom Benedict wrote: > Here’s a link to instructions on how to set up a test Active Directory > instance which might work for your testing. I haven’t tried it yet. > https://auth0.com/docs/connector/test-dc It might help. > > As far as switching between 4D

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2019-01-06 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 6, 2019, at 12:52 AM, Tom Benedict wrote: > It doesn’t look like your scheme gets access privileges from Windows Active > Directory, instead you are getting them from your Users table. Is that > correct? No. I am getting access privileges by using the "Current client authentication”

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2019-01-05 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jan 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Robert wrote: > Tim, I just toggled on the checkbox on the server that activates this feature > but I’ve not implemented the code just yet…. So, how do you specify that you > are logging in with the local 4D password instead of SSO? Modifier keys? > Hidden Menu?

RE: WritePro expression undefined

2018-12-21 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Dec 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM, David Ringsmuth wrote: > Add, > > 4D Write expressions did not require a value to be returned, so it was > acceptable to have embedded Query, Create Set, Intersection, Union, Use Set, > Selection to Array, etc…, commands in the 4D Write document. > > Converted to

Annoying square

2018-12-13 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
Next time you see it, take a full screen picture of your desktop. That might help identify your “square” Tim Sent from my iPhone! On Dec 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Carl Aage Wange wrote: > When I am working on forms or programming, a small solid square often > appears in a fixed position above the

e: v16 Replacement for 4D-Pack command: 'AP Get table info'

2018-12-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Dec 11, 2018, at 4:07 AM, Jörg Knebel wrote: > BUT I don’t want to export the entire structure just to check how this > parameter is set for one table. > > The command "EXPORT STRUCTURE” suggests that the information is stored in the > structure file. > > So, how can the parameter

Re: Form Scaling & Optimal Fonts...

2018-12-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Dec 7, 2018, at 3:43 PM, Chip Scheide <4d_o...@pghrepository.org> wrote: > to me - form scaling means: > I hit a key (press a button, whatever) and the form enlarges - > think of Command/Control + on a web page. > think of the designer form control 50% 100% 200% 400% > > I have implemented

Re: Form Scaling & Optimal Fonts...

2018-12-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Dec 7, 2018, at 10:32 AM, Robert ListMail wrote: > I showed a scaled up version of a few forms, during a migration to v17 and > later I decided to move everything to automatic stylesheets as recommended by > Keisuke that this is best practices now. So, Jefferey, are you using > automatic

Re: Publishing a DB on the WWW. Howto.

2018-12-04 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Dec 4, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Pat Bensky wrote: > We've been looking into ways to make it easy for our customers to build > custom websites using data from our 4D app (CatBase). I'm quite interested > in the Wix solution but haven't had time to properly look into it. Anybody > tried this? > >

Re: ORDA to get "record number" value

2018-11-28 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 28, 2018, at 1:27 PM, Christian Sakowski wrote: > Oh… didn’t noticed this. Thanks for the hint. > But anyways… i think he has the answer(s). This thread is as bad as the 4D Forums thread. Nobody will give this guy a direct answer, so he can move on and get some real work done.

Re: Need to convert HTML page with table to JSON

2018-11-28 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 28, 2018, at 3:01 AM, Keisuke Miyakowrote: > the web site you mentioned uses this file > > https://github.com/abdmob/x2js > > but the real challenge is to cajole HTML code that is not strictly XML Good idea. I had not thought to try and do a "DOM Parse XML variable" on the web page

Need to convert HTML page with table to JSON

2018-11-27 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
I have a very simple web page that contains a single table that I’d like to convert to JSON. I can grab the web page with the HTTP Get command. So that’s easy. I found a website that will let me past that web page text and it will created exactly the JSON that I need —

Re: 4D Server automatically setting 'Reject New Connections' ?

2018-11-26 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 26, 2018, at 3:06 AM, Allan Udy wrote: > Has anyone else seen 4D Server spontaneously 'dropping' 4D Client > connections, and automatically setting the 'Reject New Connections' > option in the server Administration window? > > We've seen this with both v16 and v17. Usually when the DBA

Re: Explorer bottom toolbar not displaying...

2018-11-23 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 22, 2018, at 8:09 AM, Chip Scheide <4d_o...@pghrepository.org> wrote: > listbox columns etc are saved -- does this include list boxes that are > dynamically built? > i.e. are simply empty place holders in the designer environment? Hi Chip, I do not know. I’ve always built list boxes

Re: Explorer bottom toolbar not displaying...

2018-11-21 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 21, 2018, at 7:48 PM, John DeSoi wrote: > I'm happy there is a simpler work-around than finding some obscure file to > delete. But it would be better if 4D just fixed the issue. If you use > multiple monitors and change configurations this is an ongoing issue. Other > Mac applications

Re: Explorer bottom toolbar not displaying...

2018-11-21 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Garri Ogata wrote: > Greetings, > > Thanks for all the tips. I ended up using the shift key when opening the > explorer window. That was a nice quick fix. > > And I've added the tech tip to my code base and ran it also. > > Thanks again for the help. > > And

Re: Explorer bottom toolbar not displaying...

2018-11-21 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Keisuke Miyako wrote: > or, just close the Explorer and bring it back while holding down the shift > key. > > Open form window (...;*) window bounds are reset with the shift key. Thanks so much for telling everyone about this keyboard fix. And I’m sure it’s

Re: V17 MSC Reports Orphaned Methods...

2018-11-17 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
Hi Robert, You worry too much. Orphaned methods are nothing to lose sleep over. It’s just a 4D bug in how it handles deleting methods connected to objects. It does a less than perfect job of handling this. Sometimes it does it right, sometimes it screws up. Been this way for years in untold

Re: Using 4D v17 Dynamic Forms for Custom Label Printed by Tim Nevels

2018-11-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Donna GALLIS wrote: > Tim will share a developer tool that allows creating the JSON object that > describes a 4D form. > With this tool you easily create or edit a form. The interface also includes > a “preview” option > so that you can see what the form would look

Re: Forms Stop Receiving Certain Events

2018-11-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 9, 2018, at 9:47 AM, Chip Scheide wrote: > Other then having added tables and/or fields, rolling back the > structure to a previous one (say yesterday) is simple and is not a > significant issue. > > If you have added fields and/or tables then there can be issues, > however, I am not

Re: Forms Stop Receiving Certain Events

2018-11-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 9, 2018, at 9:47 AM, Sandor Szatmari wrote: > I’m glad to learn that. However, the way our backups are configured I only > see 4BL (the log) and and 4BK (the data) files. Looks like I need to learn > more about the backup configuration process. What is the recommended way to >

Re: 4D Authentication Strategy...

2018-11-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 9, 2018, at 7:34 AM, Robert ListMail wrote: > I’ve inherited many 4D databases over the years and some have a custom > password system and some use the built in 4D system or a hybrid approach. I > know that 4D also allows authentication via Active Directory (single sign on) > but I’ve

Re: versioning in 4D

2018-11-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 8, 2018, at 1:31 PM, Charles Miller wrote: > Does anyone know when I assign a version to a build of server, where that > data is stored and where that might be so I can manually modify that number > to do some testing If you are talking about the “Product Version” that is displayed in

Re: Picture Buttons--Benefits of Picture Library

2018-11-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Robert ListMail wrote: > I’ve been working with button images which the picture library... While doing > this I noticed one nice feature of the picture library. When dragging button > graphics from the picture library to a form (assuming that the picture >

Re: Cannot Dismiss Form When Compiled... (Robert ListMail)

2018-11-07 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM, 4d_tech-requ...@lists.4d.com wrote: > While upgrading a v11 structure to v17R3 (Windows), I’ve noticed that the > form (“PCDisplay”) loaded via Modify Selection cannot be dismissed when the > application is compiled. Can you spot the problem? > >

Re: Backing up a VM - is it dangerous ?

2018-11-05 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Nov 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Peter Jakobsson wrote: > Many thanks for the useful replies. > > I’ve contacted the IT contractor to try to negotiate a new backup strategy. > > Hopefully it will be less of a sweat than the China trade talks :-) Peter, If you just enable 4D Backup you should be

Re: Help->v11 to v17 Upgrade or New?

2018-10-23 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 23, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Tom Benedict wrote: > Dani Beaubien writes: >> >> I use the external git client for diffs against historical commits and I use >> the >> Code Analysis component for diffs between what is in the 4D structure >> compares against the last export to the external folder.

Re: Built Server—Best Practices...

2018-10-16 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 16, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Robert wrote: > I recently started to use built client/server more often since I inherited a > client that was already doing that. I was told by another developer that when > doing a structure change that I can simply swap the .4DC file and I’m done. > 4D TS

Re: 4D field type Date and json to selection big question

2018-10-13 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Andrea Angeli wrote: > I found a problem receiving a json array in a field of type date with no > time, but also with time no 00:00:00.000Z. > So I wanted to share this problem in order to understand what I should aspect > from 4D. > > I know that this is a big

Re: Defining and documenting Objects

2018-10-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 11, 2018, at 9:37 AM, Peter Jakobsson wrote: > I think I might happily pay the price of recreating the variable table for > every process (since I never noticed any adverse effect of that) and use > naming conventions to avoid conflicts to get those features ! ;) > > The original

Re: Volume shadow copy v17

2018-10-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 10, 2018, at 1:48 PM, Chuck Miller wrote: > Has anyone implemented this feature and tested to make sure it works as > advertised. Hi Chuck, I’ve got it implemented on one v17 application. Easy to setup. Just launch 4D Server as Administrator and 4D creates a Windows Service called “VSS

Re: Notes on converting pictures to v17

2018-10-08 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 8, 2018, at 11:28 AM, 4d_tech-requ...@lists.4d.com wrote: > Unexpected discovery - the picture library is still a useful thing! This is so true. I’m still a big user and believer in the Picture Library. There are two big benefits for me: 1. If you are updating your 4D application often

Re: v13 - Relate One Selection issue

2018-10-02 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Oct 2, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Chip Scheide wrote: > given this table configuration > > Animal <-- Animal_Sample_Link ---> Samples > > if there is at least 1 [Sample_Animal_Link] record shouldn't the > following code load the animal record(s)? > >

Re: Creating a form object to use as dynamic form

2018-09-24 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 24, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Rudy Mortier wrote: > I can’t figure out how to do this … > > Using a dynamic form, I am trying to build a generic list of records to > display to the user and to allow him to select 1 record. > > I used the example from the tech note on how to create a dynamic

Re: PDF generation on Windows - Latest Thinking

2018-09-12 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 12, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Kirk Brooks wrote: > Win10 has a native PDF print engine like MacOS does. You can use it. > I don't think PDFCreator 1.7 whatever will even run on Win10 (but you > probably found that out). PDF Creator 1.7 works just fine on Windows 10. No problems. And it has many

Re: PDF generation on Windows - Latest Thinking

2018-09-12 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 12, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Koen Van Hooreweghe wrote: > Sure it works. We use it with 4D v16 on Windows. > > It is mentioned in the language reference: > http://doc.4d.com/4Dv16/4D/16.4/Integration-of-PDFCreator-driver-under-Windows.300-3978065.en.html > But I think the example has a mistake.

Re: 4D for iOS: anyone?

2018-09-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 11, 2018, at 10:03 AM, Vincent de Lachaux wrote: > in works, coming in a next R release (probably R4) I’m glad to see that Vincent is working on this project. He has a long history of making the 4D projects he works on much better and more useful. I believe he is the engineer that

RE: Help?

2018-09-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 11, 2018, at 2:29 AM, Randy Engle wrote: > Started my app, held down alt key. > Dialog: Open Data File > Click OK > "Immediately" held down Shift-ALT-Right Mouse > Selected "Application Process" to trace > > Hit trace in first line of code on ON STARTUP Method.This is the first 3 >

Re: 4D for iOS: anyone?

2018-09-11 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 11, 2018, at 2:29 AM, Rudy Mortier wrote: > Thanks a lot for the feedback. > > I did go back and edit the templates and fields, so that might be the problem. > > About the selection of data that is downloaded: wouldn’t it be possible to > control that in the ‘On mobile authentication

Re: 4D for iOS: anyone?

2018-09-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Rudy Mortier wrote: > Has anyone tried 4D for iOS? > > How are the results? > > I have tried with a simple database and tried to publish 3 tables. The form > templates seem to not always display the correct data. > > In the test environment, It doesn’t download

Re: What constitutes use of 4D View Pro?

2018-09-10 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 10, 2018, at 1:02 PM, Chris Belanger wrote: > I am a little confused about what constitutes use of 4D View Pro and, hence, > requires a license. > > There are a number of features of listBoxes that are described as being > features of 4D View Pro. > >

Re: Isolating the Cause of a Server Crash

2018-09-01 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Sep 1, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Dave Nasralla wrote: > One of our systems is crashing about every 3 days and I can't seem to > isolate the cause. Lately these are crashes with a Mac crash report > appearing on the screen. > Some system details are: > - 4D Built Server app with v17.0 HF1 (64 bit

Re: 4D Write Pro WP feature request - need your support

2018-08-30 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 30, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Luc Devar wrote: > I certainly hope we can open/save .docx document with 4D Write Pro in a near > future as this is mandatory for me also. I have an application install on > several sites that write contracts from clauses stored in a 4D DB and I need > to use 4D

Re: 4D Write Pro WP feature request - need your support

2018-08-29 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 29, 2018, at 3:12 PM, Chuck Miller wrote: > I also have one client that is a huge 4d write user. We also need to have > ability to convert to Microsoft word. Additionally, there are some things we > do not seem to be able to do in write pro so for now, we will be maintain 4d > write

Re: 4D Write to 4D Write Pro

2018-08-29 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM,Richard Wright wrote: > Is there a cross reference of language commands between 4D Write and 4D Write > Pro or do we have to all figure it out for ourselves? > > I’m mystified as to why wrappers for the old commands could not have been > created so as to make the

4D Write Pro WP feature request - need your support

2018-08-29 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Richard Wright wrote: > You’re kidding, right? 4D Write Pro can’t read and write Word documents? Nope, it is true. For this version. I have 2 clients that are big 4D Write users (one with a 90 user license) and use 4D Write to create Word documents. I've asked

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-27 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM, John DeSoi wrote: > I don't know. In some simple tests without any contention from multiple > processes, both reading and writing took 0 ms. > > I did not know Storage was slow until this thread came up. I did not see that > in the documentation, maybe only

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-26 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 26, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Keisuke Miyako wrote: > I totally agree with Christian, in fact, > the point (slow, should be avoided if possible) was right there in the Summit > keynote. > > on the point of "slow" > of course it is a relative thing and perhaps not a big deal depending on the >

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-26 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
Humm... interesting comment. Why do you say Storage is slower and can produce deadlocks? Tell us why you believe this. Was my example an example of “not well programmed”? Be honest. Give me real, solid, constructive criticism. This is a forum for exchanging ideas and learning. I’ve been

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-25 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 25, 2018, at 4:33 PM, Christian Sakowski wrote: > i mainly use Storage as „constants“. I store global attributes and user > specific options and access rights. Those are in fact mostly read only. Hi Christian, And that is a great use of “Storage”. I’ll be doing the same thing in new

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-25 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 25, 2018, at 2:25 PM, Christian Sakowski wrote: > This is not necessary. For just reading you don’t need to use „use“. > For generating sequence numbers, you have to use „auto increment“. Nothing > else. > For invoice numbers, you now can save the number to the database within >

Re: New record numbering system and CALL WORKER

2018-08-25 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 25, 2018, at 10:33 AM, Pat Bensky wrote: > Thanks John. > But how would that work in a multi-user setting? Whatever method is used > for assigning the new numbers, it must run on the server, otherwise we're > back to the problem of using semaphores, checking record locking, etc. > Also I

Re: Remove Remembered Password

2018-08-23 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 23, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Chip Scheide wrote: > not - not a merged app. > C/S > > I was not saying you are wrong, just that there may be other > ways/issues in stopping password saving. Hi Chip, I know, sorry if I sounded rough. I’ve had a few message with Tim Penner at 4D about this

Re: Remove Remembered Password

2018-08-23 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 23, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Chip Scheide wrote: > there is another issue here. > if using a 4Dlink file (and maybe if not) > the password is/can be saved in the link file. > > I have code in my startup routine that handles this issue too. > this code locates the link file, and then removes the

Remove Remembered Password

2018-08-22 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
Here is some code I wrote today due to a request by a client to stop allowing users to remember their password when using the built in 4D user login window. This is that “Remember password” checkbox that you can’t make go away. The workaround is to just delete the file that stores the user name

Re: Sending Text Messages From 4D

2018-08-22 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 22, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Jim Hassler wrote: > We had a need to send texts to company employees so we have the luxury of > knowing the cell phone provider. So, we use something like this… > > Case of > >: ([User]Company Cell Phone Provider="AT") > >

Sending Text Messages From 4D

2018-08-22 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
I have a client that has asked me to add the option to send text messages to cell phones from 4D. I know this is possible via some websites or web services for a fee. Has anyone done this and can recommend a web service that you were able to use from 4D to do this? Tim

Re: Creating Windows Taskbar Icons with 4D Version Numbers

2018-08-16 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 16, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Cannon Smith wrote: > Thank, Tim. This is a great tip! In fact, it would make a good Tech Tip. For what it’s worth — if is even necessary — I authorize 4D, Inc. to use this idea to create a Tech Tip.  On macOS I do something different to get the same effect from

Re: First day experience using 4D v17.0 HF1

2018-08-16 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Tom Benedict wrote: > Thanks for the report Tim. I'm very impressed that anyone is doing > development on 4D Server over the internet. This has only become possible in the last maybe 5 years due to the increases in internet speeds, and the changes 4D has made to

PDF Creation on Windows under v16 -- Changed?

2018-08-16 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
> On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Allan Udy wrote: > > After recently upgrading one of our vertical market apps to v16R6 (from > v14), we're getting reports from several user sites that the (relatively > simple) PDF reports that they've been emailing to their clients are now > failing on a more

Creating Windows Taskbar Icons with 4D Version Numbers

2018-08-15 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
Today I wanted to add 4D v17.0 and v17.0 HF1 to my Windows 10 taskbar. Sometimes I will have several versions of a 4D version in use and I like to have the 4D version number appear when I hover the mouse over the taskbar icon. That way I know which version I’m launching. So how do you do

First day experience using 4D v17.0 HF1

2018-08-15 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
I’m working on a project where we upgraded from 4D v16 R3 to v17.0 HF1 today. Development on this project uses 4D Server Team Developer over a WAN for most of the developers — I’m one of them. I’m using an iMac Pro and my internet connection is pretty good — cable modem with 150Mbps down and

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